Interview with Andi Neal

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the discovery of a new story. Finding out all my characters secrets and the story's twists and turns. The evolution of the story as I am writing is my greatest joy.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! It was a very basic version of my debut novel Unraveled. The story evolved a lot in the several rewrites that occurred over the years after that first draft, but the principle story line remained the same.
When did you first start writing?
I found my passion for writing in college. I was an art major and already had a creative streak I was exploring. I had always had little daydreaming stories running around in my head. While I was in college, I finally decided to sit down and put one of them on paper. And then I was hooked.
What is your writing process?
My process is flexible to the book I am writing, but for the most part, I spend time brainstorming the basic story line on paper before I begin writing. I develop my main characters during this process. Then I begin writing the first draft. Once I have a working manuscript, the revision process begins. Much changes during this process.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on another Progeny Novel.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything. Without them, I am nothing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nora Roberts writes the most amazing characters. I never seize to fall in love with her characters. But I also love Dan Brown's twisting plots of conspiracy. A few others I favor are Dean Koontz, Ted Dekker, and Matthew Reilly.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kindle Fire.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading Nora Roberts' releases, as well as Dan Brown's. I recently read Matthew Reilly's The Great Zoo of China. I enjoy books that have a little bit of everything in them...action, humor, a little romantic intrigue.
Describe your desk
A big, whooping mess! I have little notes and scribbles everywhere. Notebooks galore. Pens and pencils in a ceramic turtle that adds a little charm.
Published 2016-09-06.
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Books by This Author

Dawn of Defiance: The Light (Kingdom of Destiny Book 10)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dawn of Defiance: The Light is the final episode of the second volume of the thrilling short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. Having defeated Excellency Ganesh and the Southern Palace, Ryder and Tristan race for Barico. If the people are going to have a chance against the impending retaliation of the emperor, they must convince the king of Barico to ally with the rebellion before it is too late.
Dawn of Defiance: The Rising (Kingdom of Destiny Book 9)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dawn of Defiance: The Rising is the fourth episode of the second volume of the thrilling fantasy short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. Ryder is distressed to learn Meika has fallen into trouble once again. But with Xander's deepest secret revealed, he may have just the advantage he needs to get her back. And he will do everything in his power to do just that.
Dawn of Defiance: The Breaking (Kingdom of Destiny Book 8)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Dawn of Defiance: The Breaking is the third episode of the second volume of the thrilling fantasy short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. No longer safe in the village that has been protecting them, Ryder and his friends are guided to a remote monastery, where Ryder is taken under the wing of a quirky monk insistent on teaching him mysterious life lessons. But their new refuge is short lived.
Dawn of Defiance: The Horizon (Kingdom of Destiny Book 7)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dawn of Defiance: The Horizon is the second episode of the second volume of the thrilling fantasy short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. On the run from the emperor's soldiers, Ryder has no choice but to flee south. But he soon finds himself in a fight he never meant to start, and when Xander is unexpectedly injured, he realizes the people he thought were his enemy are actually his greatest ally.
Dawn of Defiance: The Dark (Kingdom of Destiny Book 6)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: Free! Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dawn of Defiance: The Dark is the first episode of the second volume of the thrilling fantasy short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. Once Ryder and Xander face the formidable gates of the emperor's city, they must risk everything to retrieve Tristan in a daring rescue. But to escape the clutches of the imperial guards, Ryder is forced to take an unlikely prisoner of his own.
Reign of Resurgence: Checkmate (Kingdom of Destiny Book 5)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Checkmate is the fifth and final episode of Reign of Resurgence, the first thrilling volume of the fantasy thriller Kingdom of Destiny short story series. A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.
Reign of Resurgence: The Ruse (Kingdom of Destiny Book 4)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Ruse is the fourth episode of Reign of Resurgence, the first thrilling volume of the fantasy thriller Kingdom of Destiny short story series. A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.
Reign of Resurgence: The Squeeze (Kingdom of Destiny Book 3)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Squeeze is the third episode of Reign of Resurgence, the first thrilling volume of the fantasy thriller Kingdom of Destiny short story series. A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.
Reign of Resurgence: The Edge (Kingdom of Destiny Book 2)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: Free! Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Edge is the second episode of Reign of Resurgence, the first thrilling volume of the fantasy thriller Kingdom of Destiny short story series. A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.
Reign of Resurgence: The Advantage (Kingdom of Destiny Book 1)
Series: Kingdom of Destiny Episodes. Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Advantage is the first episode of Reign of Resurgence, the first thrilling volume of the fantasy thriller Kingdom of Destiny short story series. A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.